31 mars 2016

Universities vie for the metric that cannot be measured: prestige

The Guardian homeByPaul Blackmore. Employers and parents value it more highly than any other quality. But how does a university set about building prestige. More...

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Edinburgh university breaks new ground by opposing conflict minerals

The Guardian homeBy. A campaign to combat the trade in scarce and valuable minerals to finance wars is being backed by the University of Edinburgh, the first in the UK to ask suppliers to detail how they source their raw materials. More...

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Fundraising brings universities more than just money. Here's how to do it well

The Guardian homeByEric Thomas. Fundraising was some of the most demanding work I ever undertook. But talking to donors helped to raise my university’s profile and boost morale. More...

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En-suite education: the unstoppable rise of luxury student housing

The Guardian homeBy. Today, student accommodation in the UK is big business. According to the estate agent Savills, £5.8bn was pumped into the market last year, and private developments continue to spring up on prime city-centre sites. More...

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All-nighters and self-doubt: learn from our dissertation disasters

The Guardian homeBy. Recent graduates recall their dissertation slip-ups and share their advice on supervisors, footnotes and steering clear of the pub. More...

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I wasn't prepared for the culture shock of being an international student

The Guardian homeByEmma Lagarde. I thought student life in the UK would be much the same as in the Netherlands. But small things began to catch me off balance. More...

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I was a terrible PhD supervisor. Don't make the same mistakes I did

The Guardian homeBy. I tried to make my students independent but they ended up burnt-out and depressed. A more positive approach is the answer. More...

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Australian slang makes you more likable but only in an ocker accent, study claims

The Guardian homeBy. Australian National University research shows using Australian slang in a foreign accent has a neutral impact on likability. More...

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Follow the leaders: the best social media accounts for academics

The Guardian homeBy. Irreverent, funny and informative – higher education does the internet really well. Here are our favourite blogs and Twitter accounts. More...

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Learn about the art world with a master's degree

The Guardian homeByLucy Hodges. The range of postgraduate degrees that focus on the art market is aimed at would-be curators, gallery owners and auctioneers. More...

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